TIP: Keep your language simple, clear and concise.
When giving instructions or commands to your child with Autism, use as few words as possible. Avoid using unnecessary comments and phrases that distract from the instruction. Gain your child’s attention prior to delivering the instruction, then deliver a clear and concise direction! It is typically much more effective to say “Go sit at the table” instead of saying “Hey, it’s time for dinner so everyone needs to come to the table”. Practice this week and share your successes at firstname.lastname@example.org